I need a seed for shade.

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by New2TheGreenIndustry, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 861

    I want to grow grass in a backyard that is very shady in Athens Ga. It has no grass at the moment, just weeds ivy and leaves. Please help.
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,081

    I am from the north so don't know what may work in dense shade down there. General principles apply in that - if you supply what seedlings require and they germinate - You have a start. Let them grow long and keep them long for your best shot of future success of the plant. ...More leaf surface per plant , more photosynthesis per plant...

    Don't over water and don't over stimulate the growth of leaf with high N. There is probably enough N in a bag of composted manure to keep the shaded grass alive and happy.

    Ask your supplier what seed works best in shade and plant 2 or 3 of the top choices.
  3. TurfCo  LLC

    TurfCo LLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    you should check with your local ag. extention office to see what they recommend. And turf species reports can be attained at www.ntep.org.

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